Collaborating Organizations

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Arkansas Children’s Hospital
This link gives information regarding current medical services, community programs, hospital news and medical breakthroughs.

Arkansas Children’s Research Institute
Research is the main focus of this Arkansas Center collaborator by promoting a research environment that fosters quality applied, basic, and clinical research projects.

Arkansas Department of HealthArkansas Department of Health
This site provides links to various sites including Moms and Kids, Healthy You, Your Environment. A Kids Corner link is also offered that provides fun and educational information for children.

Center for Disease Control (CDC)
CDCs website for Birth Defects provides information regarding birth defect prevention and education

Birth Defects Research and Prevention Information


adult congenital heart association logoAdult Congenital Heart Association

An organization with the mission to improve the lives of adults living with CHD and advancing knowledge within the community.

International Clearinghouse for Birth Defects Surveillance and Research: Current birth defects research throughout the world.  Sections include birth defects reports and papers, and website links

chd logoConquering CHD: Conquering CHD’s mission is to “Conquer Congenital Heart Disease.” They are accomplishing this through collaboration with patients, families, providers, and partner organizations to improve quality and outcomes through CHD education, support, research, and awareness.

March of DimesMarch of Dimes: Information on this non-profit organization’s fight against birth defects. Sections include research, local support, public affairs and a health library

March of Dimes Pregnancy & Newborn Health Education Center: This center provides accurate, timely information and referral services to the public.

Mended Hearts Mended Hearts is a non-profit organization that has been offering the gift of hope to heart disease patients, their families, and caregivers

Mother to Baby Organization of Teratology Information SpecialistsMotherToBaby – Organization of Teratology Information Specialists

The OTIS web site provides information about prescriptive and non-prescriptive drugs, street drugs, alcohol, chemicals, infectious diseases and any other physical agents which may be harmful to an unborn child.


National Birth Defects Prevention Network: Current birth defects surveillance, research and prevention in the United States

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National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health (NCEMCH)

NCEMCH is dedicated to improving the health of children and families through national leadership in three key areas: state-of-the-art knowledge, program development, and policy analysis and education.

National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition: The National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB) works to raise public awareness of the basic components of prenatal care

national society of genetic counselors logoNational Society of Genetic Counselors

This page of the NSGC site has been developed to assist consumers in locating genetic counseling services and for students curious about the profession. Genetic Counselors are listed by state and city.

spina bifida association logoSpina Bifida Association: The Spina Bifida Association provides information about Spina Bifida through outreach campaigns and educates women about the importance of taking folic acid prior to pregnancy

The Teratology Society: The Teratology Society is a scientific organization whose members study the causes and biological processes leading to abnormal development and birth defects

vampss logoVaccines and Medications in Pregnancy Surveillance System (VAMPSS)

This is a new nationwide post-marketing surveillance system established to comprehensively monitor the use and safety of vaccines and medications during pregnancy.

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